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      09-05-2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Alex Zanardi wins Paralympic Gold!

This is fantastic, ex Champ car driver Alex Zanardi who lost both his legs in an horrific race car crash in Germany has won Gold at the London 2012 Paralympics. This guy is the true definition of a sporting great! It was brilliant that he recovered from his injuries and competed in the world touring car championship in a converted BMW but this is just amazing. More details care of the BBC news web site -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/disability-sport/19493510

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      09-05-2012, 12:14 PM   #2
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Fantastic news!!!! I have to go, I think there's something my eye, be right back...
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      09-05-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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Fantastic news!!!! I have to go, I think there's something my eye, be right back...
Yes there will be a few tears shed over this news
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The most tantalizing news to come out of Zanardi's time at the 2012 London Paralympics--at least in terms of auto racing--could come to reality in 2013.

"He told a reporter yesterday for me to watch out because he wants to race at the Indy 500 next year, said Vasser, "and he wasn't kidding and that's not how we're taking it."

With hand control technology having advanced greatly in recent years, fielding Zanardi at Indy in IndyCar's new Dallara DW12 chassis is now a genuine option.

"I've got to get him in a car at Indy next year," Vasser explained. "I spoke to Chip [Ganassi] and said we need to make it happen between the two of us before somebody else steps in to run him; he belongs driving for me or Chip or in a car we run together. I'm serious. Stay tuned."

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If he does show up at the brickyard next May, any driver who dismisses his presence as some kind of publicity stunt, does so at their own peril.
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You can also believe with Alex,s guts and determination he could possibly win the 500!
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how can you not like this guy? congrats to alex! always a champion
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They had a special edition of the NSX made for him. It's a very limited edition car - only 50 made.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_N...di_Edition_NSX
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Read it earlier today. Truly an inspiring man. You have to love what hes done since his crash.
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Incredible perseverance and determination Would love to see him back in open wheel racing.
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Awe inspiring and a great example of a true competitor.
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congrats. nice to see.
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awesome story of perseverance!
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...what a hell of a man - sei il numero uno Alex
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